How Old Is Michael B. Jordan?

Michael B. Jordan is an actor best known for his role as the primary villain, Erik Killmonger, in 2018’s critically acclaimed movie, Black Panther.

While many couldn’t believe how real the anger and pain coming from the character was, Jordan later admitted he needed therapy after filming finished. He was just that far into the depths of his role, and fans can’t doubt there is anything which could prove how committed Michael B. Jordan is to his craft.

But where did the incredible Fantastic Four actor get his start, and how old is he? We have the answers.

How old is Michael B. Jordan?

Michael B. Jordan
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Michael Bakari Jordan was born on February 9, 1987 in Santa Ana, California. This makes the actor 32 years old. Jordan was raised as the middle of three children in Newark, New Jersey. His middle name, “Bakari” translates to mean “noble promise” in Swahili – and fans can agree that he has lived up to that name. 

Both of Michael B. Jordan’s siblings have found success in their own right. Jordan’s younger brother, Khalid, is a soccer player. His older sister, Jamila, also works in the movie industry, as a producer. 

Michael B. Jordan’s first roles

Although he’s a well-known actor now, Michael B. Jordan started his career with small, often uncredited roles. His debut role was in The Sopranos in 1999. That same year, he made guest appearances on the show, Cosby, and the movie, Black and White

It wasn’t until 2001 that Jordan managed to get his first named role, which was as Jamal in the film Hardbay. This came just before his big break, when he was cast in the prominent role of Wallace in the television series, The Wire, in 2002. For that final role, Jordan’s character, Wallace, ends up getting shot and killed.

When he was filming that scene, Jordan told his mother not to come to the set because he knew how emotional she gets. Jordan proved then that he was a good son, looking after his mother’s well-being. 

Michael B. Jordan’s career began taking off in the mid-2000s

After a few years doing small gigs with rare prominent roles, Michael B. Jordan’s career begin to take off during the mid-2000s. It was in 2003 that Jordan was cast in the role of Reggie Porter in the popular television series, All My Children. He would continue to reprise this role for three years, before moving on to other things.

After his time on All My Children, Jordan made guest appearances on other television series like Without A Trace, Cold Case, and Burn Notice. He also appeared in the films Blackout and Pastor Brown before landing his next recurring television role. This time, it was as Nate Warren in The Assistants

Recent successes

All of his hard work and success throughout the last two decades have proven to be well worth time for Michael B. Jordan, as he has seen much success with his most recent pursuits.

The most notable among these include the roles of Adonis Johnson in Creed (and Creed II), Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451, and Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four. This, of course, is besides his critically acclaimed role in Marvel’s Black Panther

What’s next for Michael B. Jordan?

Michael B. Jordan already has several new projects in the works that fans can expect to see in the next few years. He will appear in 2019’s television series, Raising Dion, and 2020’s film, Just Mercy.

It was recently announced that he will also be portraying Damany Lewis in the upcoming film, Wrong Answer, although there are no other details about the film as of yet.